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SouthweSt Michigan autoMotive Marketplace ECRWSS Local Postal Customer Special pull out Section September 13, 2014 Paper. News Good our Y once again at the forefront with Odyssey SaaS in 2009. efficient glazing systems for windows, Everything you Now in the second generation of management with Phil need to know about Cabinetry, Shower Design for Life, Laney at the helm, B&L boasts a staff of 34 high-tech Reface or not Reface Your Cabinets, the Benefits of Attic professionals supporting the use of their technology by Cat Blown Insulation and more. Zielke Homes & more than 400 metalcasting firms worldwide. The cur-Improvement is your home improvement store offering rent B&L headquarters at 4707 Rambo Road in design and installation services to make your project Bridgman was built in July of 1997 to house the grow-complete, from beginning to end. This is your chance to ing firm while at the same time providing a training meet the Zielke staff, tour the showroom, win prizes, Dr. Robert Flood space for their manufacturing clientele. So far this year Eye Injury -Glaucoma enjoy refreshments, and join the live demonstrations Dry Eyes -Infections throughout the day. You’ll find the dynamic new show-room off I-94 Exit 16 on Red Arrow Highway . You can reach the showroom by phone at 269-465-9484 or online at www.ZielkeHomes.com. Software pioneers at B&L Information Systems recently completed a makeover of their headquarters building on Rambo Road in Bridgman and now they are planning to showcase that high-tech center to the Bridgman business community through a two-hour Open House on the evening of Thursday, September 18th from 5pm until 7pm. B&L was founded in 1976 by Richard (Dick) Laney and a partner as a software com-pany developing management information systems for manufacturers. The company was launched in a small office space along Lake Street in Bridgman, but rapidly outgrew the space thanks to increasing demand from a foundry, a die caster and a plastic injection molder. From the outset, the software was custom-designed for every customer’s specific needs and processes by a team of B&L business consultants and programmers. Once the customer base was honed exclusively to metalcasters, and similarities in the process were uncovered, B&L’s *Some restrictions apply Research & Development Department crafted a software system designed to fit the metalcasting industry. They called it BLIS and it was based on the commonly used AS-400 manufacturing service. Thus, B&L pioneered the first metalcasting software users’ conference in 1982. Eighteen years later in the year 2000, the company designed a Windows-based ERP system called Odyssey . That system was created to increase informa-tion integration from the shop floor to the office. As the availability and acceptance of Software as a Service, or SaaS , moved into the manufacturing sector, B&L was POSTMASTER: Please deliver on September 13, 2014 Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 www.MailMaxOnline.com Volume 15, Ver. 37 the software superstar has hosted a total of five on-site client training classes, with two additional classes yet to come in their newly refreshed space. The 9,000 square foot center will be the site of the Open House for the Bridgman business community on September 18th, with tours of the facility beginning at 5pm, and light appetizers and drinks available for visitors. While the Open House is open to the public, the staff at B&L Coady O.D. would appreciate an RSVP Dr. for Megan their own planning pur-F ear that the Blossomland Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #100 would be forced to sell their long time home along the St. Joseph River in Sodus Township or lose it outright have been eliminated thanks to a member of the lodge who will lease it to expand his own business portfolio. Chef Don Damron , who owns and operates The Vineland Center in St. Joseph Charter Township has successfully concluded negotiations to lease the lodge for a second event center that he will call Vineland’s Reflection on the St. Joseph River. With the assistance of FOP Lodge #100 Trustee Joe Giannola , Damron and his crew have signed a new long-term lease for a second event venue for his grow-ing business to be housed in the lodge off of M-139 at the St. Joseph River. The new Vineland’s Reflections on the St. Joseph River offers several hundred feet of river frontage as a backdrop to events of all types from wed-dings and class reunions to birthday parties and busi-ness seminars. Damron tells fans of his Facebook page that the remodeling process for the lodge will begin in October as the blueprints develop a center with a “Chic Rustic” decor and theme. Damron says one of the first purchases will be of hundreds of twinkling lights to string among the trees, fences, and river front. Mason jars will be converted into lamps and chandeliers for the center, and the search is on for barn wood for inte-rior decor. While the stated current capacity at the existing lodge is 200 seated guests, Damron points to more than four acres of prime river frontage ripe for tent installation creating the capacity to handle virtually any size of party. As is currently the practice at Damron’s flagship property of The Vineland Center on Vineland Road, event center staff will handle all food and service prep for those conducting events on site. He also tells us the staff anticipates year ‘round events inasmuch as, “A winter wedding will be just as photo-genic and beautiful as a summer and fall wedding with the river as a backdrop.” He points out that the lodge has heat and air conditioning making the new center useable at seemingly any time. Chef Damron’s crew has begun taking reservations for Vineland’s Reflections on the St. Joseph River for events beginning in December of this year and throughout 2015. Prospective clients in search of a waterfront venue to host an event are encouraged to call Jennifer or Damron himself at269-556-9901. Marking their triumphant return from the tragedy of a devastating fire, Jim & Lisa Zielke of Zielke Homes & Improvement would love to see your smil-ing face at a first-class Open House event on Saturday, September 20th. Their fabulous newly rebuilt show-room is located at 10107 Red Arrow Highway in Bridgman and it is a sight to behold. From 9am until 3pm that day, the Zielkes will showcase their wide selection of quality products ranging from windows and doors to kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, from counter-tops to wood and tile flooring. This year the Zielkes are expanding their offerings to include Mohawk Carpeting , Attic Cat Blown Insulation services and Do-It-Yourself Building Materials. During the Open House live demonstrations will be offered on energy M oody Pat Dr. Flood’s Vision Center poses. 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Fear that the Blossomland Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #100 would be forced to sell their long time home along the St. Joseph River in Sodus Township or lose it outright have been eliminated thanks to a member of the lodge who will lease it to expand his own business portfolio. Chef Don Damron, who owns and operates The Vineland Center in St. Joseph Charter Township has successfully concluded negotiations to lease the lodge for a second event center that he will call Vineland’s Reflection on the St. Joseph River. With the assistance of FOP Lodge #100 Trustee Joe Giannola, Damron and his crew have signed a new long-term lease for a second event venue for his growing business to be housed in the lodge off of M-139 at the St. Joseph River. The new Vineland’s Reflections on the St. Joseph River offers several hundred feet of river frontage as a backdrop to events of all types from weddings and class reunions to birthday parties and business seminars. Damron tells fans of his Facebook page that the remodeling process for the lodge will begin in October as the blueprints develop a center with a “Chic Rustic” decor and theme. Damron says one of the first purchases will be of hundreds of twinkling lights to string among the trees, fences, and river front. Mason jars will be converted into lamps and chandeliers for the center, and the search is on for barn wood for interior decor. While the stated current capacity at the existing lodge is 200 seated guests, Damron points to more than four acres of prime river frontage ripe for tent installation creating the capacity to handle virtually any size of party. As is currently the practice at Damron’s flagship property of The Vineland Center on Vineland Road, event center staff will handle all food and service prep for those conducting events on site. He also tells us the staff anticipates year ‘round events inasmuch as, “A winter wedding will be just as photogenic and beautiful as a summer and fall wedding with the river as a backdrop.” He points out that the lodge has heat and air conditioning making the new center useable at seemingly any time. Chef Damron’s crew has begun taking reservations for Vineland’s Reflections on the St. Joseph River for events beginning in December of this year and throughout 2015. Prospective clients in search of a waterfront venue to host an event are encouraged to call Jennifer or Damron himself at269- 556-9901.<br /> <br /> Marking their triumphant return from the tragedy of a devastating fire, Jim & Lisa Zielke of Zielke Homes & Improvement would love to see your smiling face at a first-class Open House event on Saturday, September 20th. Their fabulous newly rebuilt showroom is located at 10107 Red Arrow Highway in Bridgman and it is a sight to behold. From 9am until 3pm that day, the Zielkes will showcase their wide selection of quality products ranging from windows and doors to kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, from countertops to wood and tile flooring. This year the Zielkes are expanding their offerings to include Mohawk Carpeting, Attic Cat Blown Insulation services and Do-It-Yourself Building Materials. During the Open House live demonstrations will be offered on energy efficient glazing systems for windows, Everything you need to know about Cabinetry, Shower Design for Life, Reface or not Reface Your Cabinets, the Benefits of Attic Cat Blown Insulation and more. Zielke Homes & Improvement is your home improvement store offering design and installation services to make your project complete, from beginning to end. This is your chance to meet the Zielke staff, tour the showroom, win prizes, enjoy refreshments, and join the live demonstrations throughout the day. You’ll find the dynamic new showroom off I-94 Exit 16 on Red Arrow Highway. You can reach the showroom by phone at 269-465-9484 or online at www.ZielkeHomes.com. <br /> <br /> Software pioneers at B&L Information Systems recently completed a makeover of their headquarters building on Rambo Road in Bridgman and now they are planning to showcase that high-tech center to the Bridgman business community through a two-hour Open House on the evening of Thursday, September 18th from 5pm until 7pm. B&L was founded in 1976 by Richard (Dick) Laney and a partner as a software company developing management information systems for manufacturers. The company was launched in a small office space along Lake Street in Bridgman, but rapidly outgrew the space thanks to increasing demand from a foundry, a die caster and a plastic injection molder. From the outset, the software was custom-designed for every customer’s specific needs and processes by a team of B&L business consultants and programmers. Once the customer base was honed exclusively to metalcasters, and similarities in the process were uncovered, B&L’s Research & Development Department crafted a software system designed to fit the metalcasting industry. They called it BLIS and it was based on the commonly used AS-400 manufacturing service. Thus, B&L pioneered the first metalcasting software users’ conference in 1982. Eighteen years later in the year 2000, the company designed a Windows-based ERP system called Odyssey. That system was created to increase information integration from the shop floor to the office. As the availability and acceptance of Software as a Service, or SaaS, moved into the manufacturing sector, B&L was once again at the forefront with Odyssey SaaS in 2009. Now in the second generation of management with Phil Laney at the helm, B&L boasts a staff of 34 high-tech professionals supporting the use of their technology by more than 400 metalcasting firms worldwide. The current B&L headquarters at 4707 Rambo Road in Bridgman was built in July of 1997 to house the growing firm while at the same time providing a training space for their manufacturing clientele. So far this year the software superstar has hosted a total of five on-site client training classes, with two additional classes yet to come in their newly refreshed space. The 9,000 square foot center will be the site of the Open House for the Bridgman business community on September 18th, with tours of the facility beginning at 5pm, and light appetizers and drinks available for visitors. While the Open House is open to the public, the staff at B&L would appreciate an RSVP for their own planning purposes. You can let them know you’re coming by sending a quick note to info@blinfo.com. <br /> <br /> Labor Day has come and gone and the kids are back in class, so it’s not too soon to plan holiday parties for your staff and clients is it? The folks at CK Catering want to make certain you have every opportunity possible to book your plans with their team once you’ve had a taste of what they can provide. The CK Catering team is offering up “A Taste of CK Catering” on Friday, September 19th at The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center in St. Joseph to help your event planners to determine the best route to travel when planning your year-end events. A free luncheon event will feature your firsthand opportunity to taste a sampling from their award winning menus. While the event is free, you must register online at www.ckcatering.biz. Failure to pre-register will result in a $10 fee at the door. CK Catering’s breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner menus are available for VIP sessions, in-house meetings, training seminars, holiday parties, or simply as a huge morale booster for your dedicated staff of employees. Whether you’re looking for plated service, buffet-style options, drop-off deliveries or even pick-up catering services, the team at CK Catering is ready for your team. The September 19th free luncheon event will be hosted at the Heritage Center at 601 Main Street in St. Joseph. Remember, pre-registration is required to avoid the at-the-door fee. You can accomplish that task by logging onto this link right now, or at your convenience: http://www.ckcatering.biz <br /> <br /> Ever since the LECO employee team emerged onto the philanthropic scene with their Fit 4 Fall 5K Run & Walk, the event just gets bigger and bigger with every passing year. Organizers certainly hope you will help them to make that the case again this year by registering soon for the big event coming Saturday, October 4th. If you do so soon, you’ll save some money via the early-bird registration discount. From now through Saturday, September 20th, the early-bird discount is still in effect and you’ll save $5 bucks in the process and might assure yourself one of the coveted long-sleeved race t-shirts and goody bags. Those are reserved for the first 500 registrants in the big event. While it is a function of the LECO family of employees, it is an event that is open to the general public and this is third big year for the event which is dedicated to helping three community organizations as a result of the fundraising. Proceeds from this popular race through Riverview Park in St. Joseph on a great fall day will go to support Hospice at Home, the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Sonya Ansari Center for Autism in Southwest Michigan. Registration for the run/walk is $20 per individual and $10 for youth 14 and under for all registrations received at www.fit4fall5k. com or postmarked by September 20th. After September 20th, sign-up fees increase to $25 for adults and $15 for youth. The race itself takes place on Saturday, October 4th at Riverview Park in St. Joseph and chip timing will be used to determine the winners for age divisions with medals being awarded to the top three male and female runners and walkers in each age group. If you’d like to register right now, simply click the following link, or you can call Event Director Maria Hutchins at 269- 985-5496. LECO Corporation is serving as the presenting sponsor for the event, with additional sponsors helping to offset costs. The race will begin and end at Woodbine Lodge, taking runners and walkers through Riverview Park’s scenic trails and wooded terrain. Last year’s outstanding event raised more than $9,000.00 for the three charities through registration fees and a silent auction. More than 400 runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators took part last year and they hope to top that this year. Here’s the registration and event information link: http://www.Fit4Fall5K.com <br /> <br /> Many have already heard that Tosi’s Restaurant in Stevensville has achieved a huge milestone in the form of their 75th Anniversary in business this year. What they may not have heard is that a huge part of the ongoing celebration is coming next month in a celebrity- studded event at the restaurant to benefit the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph. Tosi’s began in 1938 as a summer resort, later becoming an eating establishment in 1948 under the guidance of founder Emil Tosi. On Sunday, October 5th the popular eatery will play host to a unique fundraiser wherein you can discover the history of the artists and the variety of fine art inside as local celebrities provide lighthearted introductions to the artworks you will find at Tosi’s. Celebrity presenters will offer fun and entertaining introductions to the artworks during Fine Art + Fine Food from 4pm until 8pm. Guests will enjoy Bellini cocktails and be entertained by Renaissance String Quartet in the garden, then stroll inside to enjoy Tosi’s renowned Italian cuisine, a selection of wines by Tabor Hill Winery, and introductions to the works of Iannelli, Madonin, Taiuti and others. Desserts from Bit of Swiss Pastry Shoppe will also be served. Julia Gourley is Executive Director at the Krasl. She says, “Tosi’s approached us with the idea to provide patrons with a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn more about the restaurant’s ceramics, murals and paintings in a fun and entertaining atmosphere while raising funds for the Krasl Art Center. What a great way to combine fine Italian food, help Tosi’s celebrate a milestone, and support our mission to bring people and art together.” Guests will be welcomed in the garden by artist and Krasl staffer Brittany Stecker, then proceed indoors to a presentation by Vincent Iannelli of his father, artist Pasquale Iannelli, and the mural of Florence, Italy. Roger Harvey & Rick Ott from Harbor Country Public Arts Initiative will present a Baroque painting after Velasquez. Fine arts painter Kristin Hosbein will introduce guests to paintings by Madonini, Paul Mow will provide a unique presentation inspired by the opera scenes, and Anna Russo-Sieber will introduce artworks by Silvano Taiuti in the Cypress Room of the restaurant. Guests will have the exclusive opportunity to view select works from private collections including sculptures by Taiuti as well as a never before seen artwork of the flag throwing contest prior to the famous Palio horse race in Siena, Italy created by Iannelli for Emil Tosi in 1961. The cost to attend the fundraiser is $75 per person, $70 of which is a charitable donation. Guests are invited to register online by clicking the following link or by calling the Krasl at 269-983-0271 by October 1st. Http://www.krasl.org<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. See you Saturday in MailMax and 24/7 online at www.MoodyontheMarket.com<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com<br /> (269) 925-1111

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